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Today I went for my weekly manicure and decided to do something different! I decided to you the Kardashian Kollection by OPI instead of Essie. As you all know I love my Essie but I decided to be different today! Overall the nail polish is ok! Not as thick as Essie though! Shockingly they do have nice colors! The colors I chose to use were Back To Reality….TV and One Big Happy Fame-ILY. Check out my manicure below!

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As you can see I never follow the one color for a manicure rule! Lol! Until next week!

PS: For those who don’t know I have a big nail polish addiction! Check the pictures below and see!

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Definition of the word “Bully”:

Noun:

1. A person who is habitually cruel or overbearing

2. A hired ruffian; a thug

Verb:

1. To treat in an overbearing or intimidating manner

2. To force one’s way aggressively or by intimidation

Bullying is an act of repeated aggressive behavior in order to intentionally hurt another person, physically or mentally. Bullying is characterized by an individual behaving in a certain way to gain power over another person.

Once I had a grasp on exactly what bullying was, I wanted to know why? Why do people bully? Here is what I found:

Studies have shown that envy and resentment may be motives for bullying. Research on the self-esteem of bullies has produced equivocal results. While some bullies are arrogant and narcissistic, others can use bullying as a tool to conceal shame or anxiety or to boost self-esteem: by demeaning others, the abuser feels empowered.

I asked myself many times, as most victims of bullies do, why me? What did I do to deserve this type of treatment? The answer is absolutely nothing. Bullying has nothing to do with the victim and everything to do with the internal struggle of the bully. Bullies are simply crying out for attention that they cannot receive in other ways. It is actually quite sad, especially when seen in adults.

Previously, when I would think of bullies and bullying, I would picture a group of big kids picking on a smaller kid on the playground. It was only after watching myself get bullied did I realize that adult bullying exists. I found the following information interesting, informative and extremely familiar.

There are several different types of adult bullies.

1. Narcissistic Adult Bully: This type of adult bully is self-centered and does not share empathy with others. Additionally, there is little anxiety about consequences. He or she seems to feel good about him or herself, but in reality has a brittle narcissism that requires putting others down.

2. Impulsive Adult Bully: Adult bullies in this category are more spontaneous and plan their bullying out less. Even if consequences are likely, this adult bully has a hard time restraining his or her behavior.

3. Physical Bully: While adult bullying rarely turns to physical confrontation, there are, nonetheless, bullies that use physicality. In some cases, the adult bully may not actually physically harm the victim, but may use the threat of harm, or physical domination through looming. Additionally, a physical bully may damage or steal a victim’s property, rather than physically confronting the victim.

4. Verbal Adult Bully: Words can be quite damaging. Adult bullies who use this type of tactic may start rumors about the victim, or use sarcastic or demeaning language to dominate or humiliate another person. This subtle type of bullying also has the advantage – to the bully – of being difficult to document.

5. Secondary Adult Bully: This is someone who does not initiate the bullying, but joins in so that he or she does not actually become a victim down the road. Secondary bullies may feel bad about what they are doing, but are more concerned about protecting themselves.

Not all bullies fit into one category. Some adult bullies possess a variety of traits from each. The question is, how do we handle these adult bullies? In my research, I am yet to find the answer. At this point, all I can do is bring awareness to the fact that adult bullying exists and should not be a behavior that is glorified.

One never knows the personal struggles an individual is going through at any given moment and we need to be cautious and careful with one another. If you are unable to come to a common ground, it is best to agree to disagree, exit stage left and remove yourself from the situation and the person that is bringing negativity into your life.

What I experienced was extremely difficult and emotional for me, as I’m sure it is for all victims of bullying. At the same time, I now have a platform to bring awareness to the issue of adult bullying in today’s society.

References:

http://www.bullyingstatics.com

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullying

http://www.thefreedictionary.com

So today was my scheduled weekly manicure! And since I was there I decided to get a well overdo pedicure. As you all may know I’m obsessed with Essie nail polish, so over course I had to use that brand. And since I own practically every color I decided to go with

Go Overboard

and

Turquoise & Caicos

. Truly amazing colors! Now for my feet I did all my toes the

Go Overboard

color except for my big toe. My big toe I chose to do it in

Turquoise & Caicos

. When it came time to do my hands I decided to do the opposite. I painted my whole hand

Turquoise & Caicos

except for my ring fingers. My ring fingers I chose to do the

Go Overboard

color!

I basically flipped it and created my own thing! Not every time you paint your toes and hands do they have to match! I decided to have fun with it!

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The color on the left in the picture below is

Go Overboard

and the color on the right is

Turquoise & Caicos

, courtesy of Essie. I think everyone should try the Essie nail polish they have amazing colors and last long on your nails. You get them anywhere. I usually get my nail polishes at CVS or Rite Aid but you can probably find this brand at any drug store or anywhere that sells nail polish! Or you can order online! Until next week! Next week I will be trying the Nicole Collection by OPI, the Kardashian Collection do stay tuned!

Decided to do something different today and painted my thumb and ring finger one color and the rest of my fingers another!

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The color on my thumb and ring finger is Canyon Coral and the rest of my hand is Cute As A Button! Of course all my colors are by Essie! There is just something about Essie nail polish that I love to death!! The color to the right in the picture below is Canyon Coral and the color to the left is Cute As A Button! I seriously have a problem with nail polish! Can’t stop buying it!!

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So today I decided to go for my weekly manicure. It was a stressful day and I needed it. My mother had gall bladder surgery and was in the hospital all day with her! So after making sure she was ok and stable I went to the nail salon and got my manicure. Lucky for me I own over 200 nail polish colors and can bring my own and not have to pick theirs! Today I decided to go with two of my favorite pinks by Essie, Exotic Liras and Pansy! Here’s how they came out!!

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The color on my ring finger is Pansy and the rest of my hand is Exotica Liras. In the picture below Exotica Lira is to the left and Pansy is to the right! Hope you guys like! Please give me your opinion in the colors!!!

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So I decided to do something a little different this week and paint my nails two different colors.

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I chose two different colors from Essie! The color on my ring finger is Tart Deco by Essie and the color on the rest of my fingers is Olé Caliente! Plus I had to add the design on the ring finger!! Truly love these two new colors I bought!

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Trayvon Martin’s death caused a movement for all teens and kids around the world. How he died was a true tragic death and it was also a heads up to young people on how scary and deadly our big world and can be.Trayvon’s murderer really needs to be behind bars very soon for something so wrong such as killing a young boy. The movement of Trayvon’s death will never die and will live on forever. Young teens will never stop wearing hoodies and continue to fight for our people as well as Trayvon.

R.I.P

Trayvon

Martin

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